A hangover, as is well known, is caused by the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol, which results in poisoning the body with a substance unnatural for it. The main ingredient in all "alcohol" drinks is ethanol, or ethyl alcohol. After it enters the bloodstream, it spreads very quickly throughout the body. When we drink, we experience the effects of ethanol, and only then, when sober - acetaldehyde. The sobering-up process means that the alcohol breaks down into an aldehyde, which in turn is a hangover. During drinking, huge amounts of essential minerals are flushed out of the body, mainly potassium and magnesium, which significantly disturbs its electrolyte balance.
Feeling of weakness, headaches and dizziness, difficulty in maintaining balance, irritability, sleep problems, nausea and vomiting, tremors, lack of concentration, i.e. the inherent elements of a hangover, are the result of reduced electrolytes, glucose and dehydration. Therefore, the best method of fighting a hangover is to supplement substances that are "washed out" when consuming alcohol, such as sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium. Supplementing fluid and glucose if needed. An important aspect is also the supply of antioxidants, antioxidants, substances that metabolize alcohol and its derivatives (vitamin C, B vitamins or glutathione).
Supplementation, in the form of a drip (i.e. intravenously), with fluids and minerals, and, if necessary, taking medications, e.g. anti-emetic, analgesic and relaxing drugs dramatically improves our condition even after a very hard evening.